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Jennifer Bendery is Roll Calls White House correspondent. Prior to taking over the beat in January 2010, she covered House and Senate leadership for three years. Jennifers other experience includes four years of reporting on the Texas State Legislature for GalleryWatch in Austin, Texas, and three years of covering health care policy for a number of national weekly newsletters based in Providence, R.I. She also worked in marketing for the San Francisco offices of book publisher John Wiley & Sons.
Bendery no longer works at Roll Call.
Rep. Michele Bachmann is calling on President Barack Obama and House Democratic leaders to say Im sorry for attaching mandatory spending to health care reform.
The White Houses first compromise in the debate over keeping the government funded this year a proposal to make $6.5 billion in cuts is unacceptable and unserious, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday.
Congressional Republican leaders are now saying they will attend Thursdays afternoon meeting with White House officials and Democratic leaders on the budget.
White House efforts to bring Congressional leaders together Thursday to kick off bipartisan budget talks are already hitting a wall: GOP leaders are signaling they wont be there.
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he is dispatching top White House officials to begin meeting immediately with Congressional leaders to hash out a final budget for the year.
President Barack Obama is hoping to reprise his role as deal-maker-in-chief in the budget standoff simmering on Capitol Hill.
President Barack Obama called Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday to discuss progress on the continuing resolution aimed at averting a government shutdown Friday.
The White House signaled support for House Republicans two-week continuing resolution Monday but warned Congress against making a habit of passing short-term spending measures.
President Barack Obama threw a bone to governors Monday by announcing his support for a proposal to give states more flexibility in rolling out the health care overhaul a move that is already being chalked up as a gimmick by some Senate Republicans.
Signaling hope that Congress can avert a government shutdown, Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad said Sunday that House Republicans two-week spending proposal is acceptable while lawmakers negotiate a longer-term plan.
Two key Senators on foreign policy criticized President Barack Obama on Sunday for not taking a more aggressive stance toward Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafis crackdown on political protesters, with one calling for arming Libyans to form a new government.
President Barack Obama condemned the recent violence in Libya as outrageous and unacceptable and called on the international community Wednesday to speak with one voice in support of the Libyan people.
Vice President Joseph Biden is headlining a birthday lunch fundraiser for Rep. Carolyn Maloney on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama concluded Wednesday that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and instructed the Justice Department to stop defending it in court a major shift in Obama's stance on an issue that has dogged him throughout his presidency.
Even on his way out the door, White House Legislative Affairs Director Phil Schiliro still wont take credit for his role in making the 111th Congress one of the most productive in decades.
President Barack Obama defended his budget Tuesday against GOP criticisms during a last-minute press conference.
President Barack Obama hosted his second meeting with Republican leaders in less than a week Wednesday, a move that comes just days before the House takes up its first major spending battle of the new Congress.
President Barack Obama continued his campaign to win over the business community with a speech at the U.S. Chamber of the Commerce on Monday a move that didnt appear to earn much support from House Republican leaders.
When Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) decided to run for Minority Leader after Democrats lost the House in November, she wanted to get the news out fast and cast a wide net. So she tweeted it.
Entertainers Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony will be among the more than 100 guests at President Barack Obamas Super Bowl party on Sunday.
President Barack Obama will meet with two key Senators on Wednesday as he begins his effort to move forward on issues with bipartisan support after the State of the Union.
Hours after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced Tuesday that he would not seek re-election, President Barack Obama said the U.S. ally must begin making major changes to his government immediately if he wants to preserve stability in his country.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced Tuesday that he will not seek another term in September after 30 years of rule, a move that caps a week of scrambling by the Obama administration to respond to growing political unrest in Cairo.
Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to China, submitted a letter of resignation Monday amid speculation that he may be pursuing a Republican presidential bid in 2012.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs dodged questions Monday about the administrations stance on the political unrest in Cairo and insisted that the people of Egypt, not the United States, must decide if and how they want to install a new president.